Colonial Colony Headed for Cornhusker
Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2004 3:26 PM
(from Churchill Downs notes)
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2004 7:40 PM
Lakeside Stable's Colonial Colony, the upset winner over an elite field in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 12 at Churchill Downs, will make his next start at Iowa's Prairie Meadows.
Trainer Walter Bindner and Lakeside's Chris Nolan have huddled over their star's immediate future and have circled the $250,000-added Prairie Meadows Cornhusker (gr. III) on July 3 as his next race. A strong effort in that 1 1/8-mile test would likely lead to another grade I bid.
"We're going to the Cornhusker, with the Whitney (gr. I at Saratoga) in mind after that," said Bindner.
The veteran trainer said his 6-year-old son of 1981 Kentucky Derby winner Pleasant Colony continues to thrive in the day's after his memorable fourth win in 29 career races.
"He's doing terrific," said Bindner. "He's coming out of this race probably as good as any race he's ever run."
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